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Building permits are usually issued approximately two-three weeks after a complete application is submitted, but processing time may take longer if application is incomplete or project is more complex.
Small Residential Projects may qualify for Next Day Building Permits.
One and Two Family - The ground snow load is 30 PSF (pounds per square feet)
Commercial and other structures - The ground snow load is 40 PSF (pounds per square feet)
Plumbing permits for fixtures, such as toilet, sinks, tubsAll Mechanical permits
All electrical permits must be applied for by City licensed Electricians
In all residential occupancies, all alarms shall be replaced every 10 years
o All smoke alarms shall be in compliance withUL217 or UL268.
o All carbon monoxide alarms shall be incompliance with UL2034 or UL2075.
o All combination alarms shall be in compliance with all UL listings.
o Smoke alarms, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and combination alarms shall be installed on every level including basements. These types of alarms are not required in nonhabitable attics and crawl spaces.
Smoke alarms, smoke detectors and combination alarms shall be installed outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. Structures built or alerted after January 1, 2001 shall also install smoke alarms or smoke detectors in each sleeping room.
o Structures built on or after January 1, 1989 shall have interconnection of smoke alarms, smoke detectors and combination alarms.
o A Code Official may require interconnection of alarms on structures built prior to January 1, 1989 if substandard aspects of the building warrant such a measure to protect public health, safety and welfare.
Alarms in existing construction are not required to be interconnected unless required by the Code Official.
o Structures built before July 1, 1975 shall have a 10 year lithium battery powered smoke alarms or combination alarms that are sealed and tamper-resistant.
o Structures built between July 1, 1975 and June30, 1990, shall have an AC primary smoke alarms or combination alarms.
o Structures built on or after July 1, 1990 shall have an AC primary with battery backup smoke alarms or combination alarms.
o There are two options
Option 1 – Install 10 year lithium battery power smoke alarms or combination alarms on every level, outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and in each bedroom, or
Option 2 – Install AC primary with battery backup smoke alarms or combination alarms on every level, in each dwelling unit outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
All four or more unit dwellings shall have AC primary with battery back-up smoke alarms, smoke detectors or combination alarms.
o All structures shall meet one of the following power sources requirements
The alarms must be approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for electrical appliances and approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office and be sufficient to warn deaf or hearing impaired residents or occupants.
Must be at least 4 inches from the wall and ceiling, see diagram below
Smoke alarms mounted on walls shall be located not closer than 4 inches from the adjoining ceiling surface and not farther than 12 inches from the adjoining ceiling surface. (NFPA 72 – 126.96.36.199)
Smoke alarms mounted on a peaked ceiling shall be located within 36 inches horizontally of the peak, but not closer than 4inches vertically to the peak. (NFPA 72 – 188.8.131.52)
Smoke alarms mounted on a sloped ceiling having a rise greater than 1 foot 8 inches horizontally shall be located within 36inches of the high side of the ceiling, but not closer than 4 inches from the adjoining wall surface. (NFPA 72 – 184.108.40.206)
Smoke alarms shall be installed on the highest portion of the ceiling or on the sloped portion of the ceiling within 12 inches vertically down from the highest point. (NFPA 72 – 220.127.116.11.10)
Smoke alarms installed within a 20 foot horizontal path of a cooking appliance shall be equipped with an alarm-silencing means or be of the photoelectric type. (NFPA 72 – 18.104.22.168.4)
Smoke alarms shall not be installed within a 36 inch horizontal path from a door to a bathroom containing a shower or tub (NFPA72 – 22.214.171.124.5)
Smoke alarms shall not be installed within a 36 inch horizontal path from the tip of the blade of a ceiling-suspended (paddle)fan. (NFPA 72 – 126.96.36.199.7)
http://md-hagerstown2.civicplus.com/forms.aspx?FID=120 Fire Report Request Form
It is not uncommon for the software to recommend more units from the onset of the incident. This is a significant benefit to the public in that it gets additional resources to the scene quicker. It also benefits the fire service to improve the safety of the responder's by having more available people earlier in an incident.
Meritus Medical Center regularly schedules seat installations by appointment.
The program begins on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The programs runs for 100 days, concluding on Saturday, April 21. Late Registration through January 26.
All registered paid participants are automatically eligible to win weekly prizes and entered into the Grand Prize drawing(s) on April 21, 2018. Weekly prize winners will be randomly drawn each Thursday, and winners announced via our website! If you do the math, that’s the chance to win one of 14 weekly prizes like a personal fitness session, golf or swim passes, and gift certificates. We will send you weekly emails to keep you motivated with ideas on how to get your miles in! You get your own parks & rec ‘virtual coach’ as part of the program.
$10 without t-shirt; $20 with t-shirt.$25 for a long sleeve t-shirt. Register with your dog and get a t-shirt and a doggie bandana for $25.
All registered paid participants are automatically eligible to win a weekly prize and entered into the Grand Prize drawings on April 21, 2018. To claim your prize, you must provide a completed and signed miles tracking form to the Parks & Rec office at Fairgrounds Park on 351 N. Cleveland Avenue.
Download the application to request rental of the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park, 532 N. Cannon Ave. for your private party or business function. Return completed pages of the application to the City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation division, 351 N. Cleveland Ave. The cost is $35/hour with a 3 hour minimum, plus a $25 admin fee. The Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park is available for rental on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information, call: 301-739-8577 x 170.
To view listings of indoor and outdoor recreation programs, visit: www.hagerstownmd.org/recreationprograms
You may enroll and pay online by clicking through the registration links. Your first time enrolling in a City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation program, you will need to create a customer account first, by submitting requested customer information, before enrolling in the program. For enrollment assistance over the phone, call our Parks & Recreation staff: (301)739-8577 x 170.
All requests for refunds and/or changes must be submitted in writing to the Parks & Recreation office at 351 N. Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Requests received by the Parks & Recreation officeforty-five (45) business days or more before the date the facility is reserved will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund of the total paid in the form of a credit which can be used for future City Parks & Recreation events or facility reservations. No cash, check, or credit card refunds will be issued. After forty-five (45) days, renter forfeits the entire amount paid.
If you need to change the date or location of your facility rental, please contact our office. The request must be received by the City forty-five (45) business days or more before the original reservation date. No date or location change requests will be accepted by the City if LESS THAN forty-five (45) business days before the original reservation date.
All requests for refunds and/or changes must be submitted in writing to the Parks & Recreation office at 351 N. Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Requests received by the Parks & Recreation office ten (10) business days or more before the date the facility is reserved will receive a fifty percent (50%) refund of the total paid in the form of a credit which can be used for future City Parks & Recreation events or facility reservations. No cash, check, or credit card refunds will be issued. After ten (10) days, renter forfeits the entire amount paid.
If you need to change the date or location of your pavilion rental, please contact our office. The request must be received by the City ten (10) business days or more before the original reservation date. No date or location change requests will be accepted by the City LESS THAN ten (10) business days before the original reservation date.
Non-residential fences may also be subject to landscaping requirements in accordance with the Land Management Code. Fences can be no taller than 6 feet in residential zoning districts, 8 feet in commercial zoning districts, and 10 feet in industrial zoning districts. Additional Fence Information
For payment we accept cash and personal checks. We are in process of implementing an online payment option, for your convenience.
You will find more in depth information on how this program works on our bulk trash page.
You may also make a payment at our after-hours drop box located on Potomac Street in front of City Hall. Payments can also be made online.
We will be in touch regarding the payment due or you may call the Public Works Office at (301) 739-8577 ext. 178. You can also apply in person Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at:51 W. Memorial Blvd.Hagerstown, MD 21740
For payment we accept cash and personal checks.
For State intersections please contact: State Highways: 301-791-4790 for County intersections contact: County Highways: 240-313-2720, you may also call Erik Kline at 301-739-8577 x. 177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your report to the appropriate agency.
You can pay your electric and water / sewer bill online at link below.
Please do your best to ensure that the problem is not internal. If a lineworker is dispatched to investigate, and it turns out to be an internal problem, a charge of $85 will be billed to you. If it is our problem, then, of course, no bill will be rendered.
At that time, you will be required to show proper identification. A new account connection will appear on your first bill. A security deposit will be required unless you can otherwise establish credit. A customer service representative can explain these requirements to you in more detail. You may contact the Billing and Customer Service Office at (301) 790-4160.
There is no charge for this service, but we do require a few days notice. If the service is torn down during the trimming process and we have to make repairs, you will be billed for all work performed. Learn More!
When you call us first, you could save the unnecessary expense of a plumber. Discontinue inside water use. If your sewer cleanout near the street is accessible, our personnel will be able to determine if the blockage is in the customer’s line or in the city’s line. If the blockage is in the city’s line, our personnel will be able to break the blockage, ending the backup. If there is not a cleanout, or if the cleanout cannot be located, you will need to call a plumber to assist you. If you call a plumber first and the blockage is caused by the city, you will be responsible for payment to the plumber. If you do not have a cleanout, you are responsible for clearing blockages from your home to the city main in the street.
As a property owner, you are responsible for your cleanout. If the cleanout is buried, a registered plumber should be able to locate and raise it for you. If it is hidden, you need to make it easy for our crew to access. The Water and Sewer Department Engineering Division may be able to provide a location of the cleanout according to our records by calling (301) 739-8577 ext. 651.
Inflow is were surface water enters the system (i.e., clean out or storm drain). Infiltration is where ground water enters the system either through manholes or broken pipe. Field technicians note the locations for repairs.
City jurisdiction stops at your water meter, the city reads and maintains the meter. In case of emergencies or for extended non-payment, the city will come out and turn on and off water service.